Edward J. Bergman

Bergman and Barrett
New York, New York 10001


Areas Of Practice

Inheritance Disputes
Nursing Home
Partnership Disputes
Public Policy
Sexual Harassment
Spousal Support
Trusts and Estates


Edward Bergman is one of New Jersey's most experienced and highly regarded mediators. Mr. Bergman serves in various neutral capacities as mediator, arbitrator, discovery master, independent director and fiscal agent, both privately, and by court appointment, in both state and federal courts.

Mediation, Matrimonial and Estate Administration 

Mr. Bergman began his career representing parties in civil litigation and matrimonial cases.  He has negotiated and litigated various issues including corporate and partnership matters, contracts, employment disputes, probate matters, custody, equitable distribution, business valuations, alimony, and child support.  His mediation practice includes family law matters.  Mr. Bergman also represents a limited number of matrimonial clients and continues to be active in the administration of estates and the negotiation of contracts.

More About Edward Bergman

Mr. Bergman received a degree in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and later graduated from the Columbia University School of Law.

Mr. Bergman teaches Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the Wharton School of Business, Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania. He is a recipient of the 2010-2011 William G. Whitney Award for Undergraduate Teaching.

Mr. Bergman also serves as Founding Faculty and Principal Mediator of the Clinical Ethics Mediation Program at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently teaches the graduate seminar 'Challenging Clinical Ethics: Mediation of Healthcare Disputes in a Clinical Context' as well as Intensive Clinical Mediation Workshops. Mr. Bergman has also authored or co-authored articles and books in the dispute resolution field and has lectured worldwide on related subjects..

For Mr. Bergman's complete CV click here:   http://www.mediation.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Bergman-CV-for-mediationcom.pdf


Bergman & Barrett is a general practice law firm with an emphasis on litigation and mediation. The firm has extensive experience in the mediation of complex disputes involving civil cases, in law and equity, along with probate and family matters and contract negotiations. Bergman and Barrett has considerable experience litigating claims in general equity, workers' compensation, personal injury, municipal and family court. Additionally, our firm counsels clients and provides services in estate administration.  


Why You Should Choose Us We have a reputation that stands apart from all others in Mercer and surrounding counties. All clients receive personalized attention.   We handle all our work ourselves and are very responsive to our clients' needs. Our clients can expect a response within a 24-hour period.  


9 Tamarack Circle

Skillman, NJ. 08558

Phone:  609-921-1502

Email:   [email protected]  

Selected Publications by Edward J. Bergman
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Description: Court-Annexed Mediation: Critical Perspectives on Selected State and Federal Programs (with John Bickerman), Pike & Fischer (1998).   "Beyond Schiavo", with Arthur Caplan, The Journal of Clinical Ethics, Volume 18, Number 4 (January